This is an interesting development;
Worth reflecting that 20,000 students from West Africa, studying at British universities, are arriving back for the start of term. Enjoy.
The date is set. The people of Rochester and Strood go to the polls on NOVEMBER 20TH to elect a new MP.
The by-election caused by the defection of Conservative MP Mark Reckless to UKIP will take place on 20 November. In the Commons, Government Chief Whip Michael Gove moved the writ for the contest to take place in Rochester and Strood, Kent. Labour has said the by-election could and should happen earlier. But a Conservative source called this claim “ludicrous”, as Parliament had been in recess since before Mr Reckless changed party. This meant that, given the Speaker needs 24 hours’ notice once the Commons is sitting before a writ can be moved, it had happened at the earliest possible point, they added. Meanwhile, the Conservatives have narrowed their possible candidates down to a field of two.
I believe that Reckless will win – even though he is NOT as strong a personality as Douglas Carswell who has triumphed in nearby Clacton last week. And I further believe that when this happens, it will trigger a MAJOR problem for the Conservatives. The day is getting closer when that Party will schism and it may just be that this will be the moment.
Remember this? It was six months ago when Islamic jihadists kidnapped 200+ Christian girls in Nigeria. This is now the left responded…remember?
Six months on, the girls are still missing – presumed sold into slavery in true Islamic tradition. Sad face Michelle may have won the plaudits from the leftist choir for her PR coup but Boko Haram are indifferent to such pathetic pleas. They only understand force and that is the one thing that Michelle’s husband seems so reluctant to use. Nigeria, of course, is a basket case Government and one has to feel so sorry for the families effected. But hashtag campaigns achieve NOTHING when dealing with savages.
Labour is being shown up as THE anti-English Party!
William Hague and Gordon Brown have clashed in the Commons over calls for “English votes for English laws”. In a debate on devolution, Mr Hague said the “legitimate expectations” of the English people must be recognised when more powers are given to Scotland. But the ex-Labour PM said “crude” Tory plans risked undermining the UK in the wake of the Scottish referendum. Labour has said it will boycott a body set up by the Conservatives to examine the role of English MPs in Parliament.
Now, WHY would Labour oppose home rule for England? The RED is Labour!!!!
Labour DEMANDS more power for Scotland yet refuses to countenance it for England. You see the problem this will give them?
Death of British ‘troll’ sparks debate over Internet bile
That Headline caught my eye. I use the handle that I use because when I started this the majority of the sites where people were engaging were “Progressive” sites. I was part of a group that posted contrary arguments on the original Move On site until they closed it to anyone that didn’t tow their line.
In the story above I found an interesting set of paragraphs.
Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has instructed lawyers that messages sent via social media could be a criminal offence if they contain “credible threats of violence” or target an individual in a way that “may constitute harassment or stalking”.
“Grossly offensive, indecent, obscene or false” messages could also amount to a crime if a “public interest” case can be made.
These guidelines, introduced against a background of mounting confusion about such cases, have been shaped considerably by public opinion, said Chris Holder, of London law firm Bristows.
“I think people are so fed up with reading things on the Internet that you would not say to people’s faces — abusive messages to people’s children, Facebook posts that are completely obnoxious. The public have demanded that the CPS do something about it,” he said.
Oh the fun the Lawyers could have here some nights. It would be interesting to see which of us actually would fall under the cross hairs of this “Agency”.
It’s an interesting story that should provoke discussion, if you’re interested the story is Here.
If you are resident in, or just visiting a country with different rules of behaviour to those in the West; if you are sensible, or careful, or even just endowed with average amounts of common sense, you don’t go against the traditions or norms of that country. You may not like those traditions, you might even believe that those traditions are unjust, outdated or even cruel, but it is the action of a wise person to obey those traditions.
In Saudi Arabia, for example, if you are a woman, you are always veiled; you do not drive a car, or even sit in a car without a male relative beside you; for fear that your very presence might inflame a nearby man with impure thoughts. So you don’t drive, or go out by yourself.
In Iran, another country with stiff rules of behaviour, all of which are both well publicised and well-understood; if you are a woman you do not go, by yourself, to watch a bunch of MEN playing basketball, even if you simply adore bloody basketball!
So why all the fuss when a bunch of women, spoiling for both attention and a fight with the Iranian authorities, deliberately flout the laws of Iran, and after their arrest, claim the protection of the Foreign Office and the protestor’s family states that everyone is ‘torn apart’!
It’s seven years since the brutal murder of Paul Quinn by the IRA in South Armagh. The wonderful Suzanne Breen has a dark, disturbing update on that story here.
Up to a dozen masked men wearing black military style clothing were involved in the savage assault in a farm near Oram, Co Monaghan. From Paul’s toes to his groin, they battered him with iron bars. They used nail-studded cudgels on his upper body. Two friends of Paul’s had been working at the farm that day. IRA members arrived, beat the young men and tied them up in a shed. The lads were then forced to phone Paul and lure him to the farm by claiming they needed a hand shifting cattle.
Paul drove from south Armagh with another friend to help. When they arrived, Paul’s friend was taken to the shed were the other two young men were tied uPaul was brought to another barn. His friends heard him screaming loudly as the beating began, begging for mercy. As the assault continued, his voice grew weaker and eventually faded away.
The IRA. In action. No one convicted. According to Sinn Fein MP for that area, Conor Murphy, he is “satisfied” the IRA was not involved and that Paul Quinn was a criminal. Denial runs through Sinn Fein.
You would need a heart of stone NOT to laugh at this.
Assembly members have failed to elect a new Speaker after all three candidates fell short of a cross-community majority. Previous Speaker William Hay has retired because of ill health. Sinn Féin said the DUP should honour an agreement to support its nominee Mitchel McLaughlin. However, DUP leader Peter Robinson said the appointment of Speaker should be dealt with at the upcoming talks along with welfare reform.
Excellent. So there is no “official” Speaker but guess who the acting principle Speaker is? Yes, Mitchel McLaughlin.
Stormont – where principles go to die!
By the way, McLaughlin was the guy who declared in 2005 that the kidnapping, torture and murder of Jean McConville by the IRA was not “a crime”.
I think it IS a crime that someone such as he has ANY role in Government.